Great advice from OML- "Discard your store-bought realities, don't let them take the joy that you make on your own". That pretty much sets the tone for this CD. Folk-wise lyrics, solid thumpin' straight ahead banjo pluckin' and not the slightest trace of big-box influence anywhere. Chris Luedecke spent some time in Vancouver where he graced the stage of my regular Thursday night show at the Montmartre Cafe. Right away, we knew we had something special-and we weren't alone. Pretty soon, Black Hen Records had signed Chris and got him into the studio to knock out this wonderful collection of songs. It all goes to show that if you really have something to say, and if it comes right from the heart, then that counts for everything. This is a refreshing change from whiney singer-songwriters and overproduced studio fodder. Like a good beer it refreshes, and, after awhile, makes you feel slightly giddy. A winner.